Supply Chain Problems Create Different Experiences For Two Valley Business Owners | New
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Small businesses are feeling the pressure to follow customers amid a supply chain disruption as the holidays approach.
At Bike World on East Flamingo Road, an employee said that before the pandemic they had 300 bikes in their showroom, now they only have 25.
Riders Ready Bike Shop owner in North Las Vegas, Mike Clinger, said what kept his business going last year was the sale of tubes and tires, as well as repairs.
Clinger said one of his distributors told him his Christmas order would be ready in February. He was given an estimated 22 months for the derailleurs, the parts that help shift gears, and over two years for a bunch of seats.
He now has 14 BMX bikes in his store. Clinger tries to post what he has in stock on Riders Ready Bike Shop social media.
Meanwhile, Brad’s Toy’s and Collectables opened its fifth location off Windmill Lane on Saturday.
Owner Brad Howard said after the dunning checks there was still a constant flow of customers.
He said they are also feeling the disruption in the supply chain.
“It’s more the delays than anything else. All of these things we can order – they’ll take our order but the problem is getting it to us. Hopefully the orders will arrive on time, but it doesn’t look good, ”Howard said.